Robert Hay Australia Scotland

Biography of Robert Hay

Robert Hay graduated BSc from the University of Glasgow in 1920. He was born at Sydney in 1891, son of Allan, a cabinetmaker and house furnisher.

Hay enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1911, and over the course of four years took classes in subjects such as Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Geology and Chemistry. From 1915, Hay is absent from the University, until he returns to graduate in Chemistry on the 23 June 1920. That year he also undertook further research while lecturing, obtaining his PhD in 1926 with the thesis Constitution of alloys.

Hay spent his career as a chemist based in Elgin, Scotland.


Archival Materials

  • R1/11/1 Graduation Albums PhD 1895-1965
  • R1/7/1 Graduation Albums BSc 1873-1942


Robert Hay
Born 4 October 1891.
GU Degree: BSc, 1920; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: chemists
English snippet: Science graduate of the University of Glasgow 1920 and 1926
Record last updated: 28th Apr 2014

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Australia Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Elgin

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